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botanical name:
Rosa spinosissima 'William III'
Rosa spinosissima 'William III' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Rose 'William III', Scots Rose, Scots Briar
synonyms:  Rosa pimpinellifolia 'William III'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -30°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
Clusters of small rounded semi-double flowers, rich purplish magenta-pink in early summer, fading to soft cerise. Dense bushy foliage with small leaves. Black or dark browish hips in autumn.

Prefers well-drained light sandy soils. Disease resistant and very hardy, but may be prone to aphid attack.

Can be easily propagated by separating and planting the frequently produced suckers.

other notes:
Pimpinellifolia group rose.
Introduced around 1810

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